Mercedes now more competitive in hot races – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes the Hungarian Grand Prix shows the team can be more competitive in hot weather conditions.

What they say

Wolff was asked if he was surprised by how long Lewis Hamilton was able to run on ultra-softs at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix:

I think free air plays a big role. But it’s a little bit of a mystery that sometimes you perform on a tyre and not on the other one. And I think it was the other way around with Ferrari.

So more data to collect, more to understand, but the over-arching feeling for us is that we won a race in Budapest with 60 degrees track temperatures. That is something we would have thought would not be achievable for us and that gives me a good feeling that we have understood more and we can be more competitive in the hot races in the future.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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